(Photograph by Frans Schellekens)
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I'm afraid: almost 2 Mb.
The book is also available as:
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Who is Steven Fishman?
Was he really the biological father of Jesus Christ?
The Church of Scientology said he was. His auditors, Nancy Witkowski,
Catherine Fox, Leah Abady, Ann Glushakow, Margaret Supak, Richard Reese,
John Eastment, Hans Stahli, and Ray Mithoff all checked Steven Fishman
on the e-meter over a period of years and told him over and over again
that he was the biological father of Jesus Christ, and that it was Steve
Fishman's resposibility to de-Christianize the planet by exposing the
lie and the myth of the immaculate conception, and thereafter bring all
of Christianity into Scientology as the largest FSM (Field Staff
member) or conversion movement of planet earth.
You see, the Church of Scientology is an anti-Christian religion. On
Saint Hill Special Briefing Course Tape # 112, L. Ron Hubbard, the
founder of Dianetics and Scientology who died a fugitive from justice in
1986, said, "Christ died for his own sins." In a confidential student
briefing in 1980, Hubbard described Christ as a "pedophile" and as
"lover of young boys."
I was told by Fred Hare, the Organizational Executive Secretary (OES) of
the Mission of Fort Lauderdale, in 1987, that Christ was a later life
cycle of the evil Emperor "Xenu", who, according to Hubbard,
freeze-dried clusters of thetans or souls and transported them from an
alien planet, Helatrobus, to Earth, which Hubbard called "Teegeeack."
The word "Teegeeack", according to Russell Means, the leader of the
American Indian Movement, is the name of a tribe of American Indians who
settled and lived in Oregon in the early nineteenth century. The word
"Teegeeack" means "tribe." Yet, Hubbard tried to pass off false
definitions and concepts in his poorly written, illogically contrived
"Advanced Technology", known also as the "Upper Level Materials" to
unsuspecting Scientologists. In the "Advanced Technology", Hubbard
talked about Xenu exploding clusters or freeze-dried packages of thetans
inside volcanoes located in Las Palmas and Hawaii. Scientific evidence
refutes completely that there was any explosion seventy-five million
years ago in Las Palmas, because there was no volcanic activity present
there at that point in time.
Scientology is a Satanic cult which has its origins in the work of
Aleister Crowley, a well known Satanist. Hubbard was a disciple and
student of Crowley between 1947 and 1949.
The "Advanced Technology" refers to "Body Thetans" or "BT's." After the
purported volcanic explosions, and all of the thetans were released into
the atmosphere, some attached themselves to and occupied the bodies of
"genetic entities", and these were the bodies of animals, plants and
fish. Hubbard's cosmology does not quarrel with evolution, but rather
supports it. According to the "Advanced Technology", each living thing
or "genetic entity" is occupied and controlled by a thetan, and since
there are far more thetans in the atmosphere than live organisms on
earth, there are many unattached thetans, and some of these, in their
attempt to occupy a body, attach themselves instead to a body part, such
as a nose hair or a toe nail, and these are called "Body Thetans" by the
The scam of the "Advanced Technology" involves the removal of the Body
Thetans one by one, at great expense, because the exorcism of each body
thetan requires certain precise actions on the e-meter, which in turn
has to be checked by a course supervisor.
The process of "intending away body thetans" is identical to the Satanic
ritual of demonic exorcism. There is no difference, other than the
Church's use of an e-meter, a rudimentary galvanic skin response device
which is a crude imitation of a lie detector.
Dr. Geertz, my psychologist and co-defendant in the Fishman / Geertz
case, points out that Hubbard used the term "body thetans" in the same
meaning as one would refer to "germs" or "bacteria" in the air. After
all, just like Hubbard's "body thetans", germs can't be seen or felt
but can harm the person. Hubbard no doubt re-packaged the scientific
findings of Louis Pasteur on germs and disease within the mystery of
his own cosmology, so that he could charge a hefty amount of money for
it. To that end he succeeded ---- up to now ---- because to accomplish
such a task requires perfect secrecy and the lack of scientific and
For example, even if a Scientologist doing the OT levels is told by his
Case Supervisor that he has to get rid of a trillion body thetans, and
he has managed to beg, borrow or steal the "donations" needed to audit
out the body thetans and to have his auditing supervised (at that point
the Scientologist is "self-auditing" on the e-meter or auditing himself
by holding the two soup cans together in one hand and writing down the
readings of the e-meter needle with the other), he has the logistical
question to deal with: "What if the body thetans I have sent away ever
After all, what guarantee is there that after you "intend away" a body
thetan (still assuming for the ease of understanding that the body
thetans are like "germs"), it will not come back to re-attach itself to
What this causes is the most destructive kind of paranoia imaginable. A
fear so devastating to the human mind that it has resulted in countless
people going insane; or in Scientology's own words, "spinning in."
Scientology even has named a condition for it: PTS Type III, where a
person goes totally out of control in an induced paranoid psychosis.
It is for that reason why it is so vital and important for the upper
levels be free and available on the Internet. Everyone, Scientologists
and non-Scientologists alike, should have the right to "informed consent
in spiritual matters", which is a religious freedom and basic religious
right which is just as important as free speech on the Internet.
When I attached the upper level materials as an exhibit to my
declaration in the Fishman / Geertz case, I had no idea that it would
ever develop into a controversy within the Internet, nor did I think the
upper level exhibit was all that important anyway. The average man in
the street, called a "wog" by Scientology, would think that the OT
levels are nothing more than bad science fiction writing. All I was
trying to do at that time was (1) to clear my name by proving I had been
a Scientologist, despite the Church's ongoing claims that I was never a
Scientologist at all but rather a mental patient who was never eligible
for Scientology. Why then, if I were never a Scientologist, would I
have acquired the third largest library of Scientology books,
reel-to-reel tapes, cassettes, hat packs, technical bulletins, policy
letters, executive directives, course packs and ethics orders in the
I also wanted to show that (2) Scientology has techniques which can
negatively impact on one's ability to think clearly, logically and
reason things out for oneself. The OT levels prove how the
Scientologist is manipulated, because these specific auditing routines
and drills are included in the exhibit.
Why should a group calling themselves a "Church" have secrets from their
own members? Are they so ashamed of the OT levels that they want to
hide them from Scientologists, as well as from potential critics and
theologians who write religious commentary? You decide.
The Church of Scientology has an L. Ron Hubbard home page, and also a
Dead Agented Steven Fishman home page. (Officially, there is a disclaimer at the end of the homepage which reads "Theta Com was set up and is read by David Elrod.
NOT an official Church site." My, how cowardly.
Furthermore, what disturbs me the most is having a Steven Fishman home
page run side by side with an L. Ron Hubbard home page. I don't like to
share the spotlight with a wanted fugitive. You didn't know? L. Ron
Hubbard was a fugitive from justice wanted by the F.B.I. at the time of
his death. He let his third wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, take the "rap" for
him while he was living under the assumed name of Jack Mitchell in a
bluebird trailer; always hiding from the authorities until he died of a
stroke (or from his own overts and withholds) in 1986. He even grew a
beard in 1981 to change his identity.
Despite the fact that we never had the pleasure of seeing a story on L.
Ron Hubbard on "America's Most Wanted", the Church repeats over and over
again that I am the criminal. Yes, I was in federal prison ---- serving
a sentence for crimes for which I was trained in Scientology. I suppose
that is old news. However, it would be nice for David Elrod (if indeed
there is such a real person) to give equal time on the L. Ron Hubbard
home page for a detailed description of Ron's crimes as well.
Scientology also provided a fascinating document, "Declaration of
Steven Jay Goldberg", as more Dead Agenting.
Who is Steve Goldberg?
He signed some of the securities class action lawsuit claim forms and
was also convicted and fined $ 40,000 for it. It is amazing how
Scientology uses one convicted felon to discredit another.
Steve Goldberg was also arrested in 1985 by the Hollywood, Florida
Police Department for driving on Highway U.S. 1 without his clothes on
while he was masturbating in front of a telephone booth.
Steve Goldberg refers to a Patrick Salt, a plumber who I had met once
through Goldberg. Patrick Salt was in a sexual treatment program in
1987 for molesting an eight year old girl who lived in a trailer park
where Salt rented a room. He was in trouble with law enforcement
officials on two occasions, once when the Miami Police Department
confiscated a collection of child pornography, some of which contained
scenes of children as young as four years old in sexual situations. I
have never seen Patrick Salt after the one rather disgusting meeting I
had with him in 1987. Goldberg's claim that I had met Patrick Salt "in
Miami Beach a few months ago" simply never happened. I would not
recognize him if I saw him. The only thing I remember about Patrick
Salt was that his trailer reeked from the smell of unwashed clothes.
Goldberg accused me of picking up both female and male prostitutes.
Male prostitutes? I don't think so. I am surprised he also did not
accuse me of having an affair with a sheep or a tree! Scientology
should really be more selective about who they use as their main
I can only wonder how much money Scientology paid Steve Goldberg for his
"declaration", since after all it was never filed in any court case that
I have seen. Was it prepared just for the purpose of Dead Agenting me?
If you know, I would love to find out.
Scientology likes to talk about the "benefits" of auditing. My own
auditing history was quite bizarre. In one particular "life cycle"
referred to by the "Church", I was told that I had been the biological
father of Christ. But it was far worse than that. Not only did they
have me not sleep with the Virgin Mary, they portrayed me as a pervert
who stood behind some bushes while the Virgin Mary was taking a bath;
and like Steve Goldberg, I stood there masturbating. And of course
the rest of the "auditing history" was predictable. My sperm traveled
along the water through the reeds and impregnated her, and that is how
Christ was conceived. The Virgin Mary's family blamed the whole thing
on God. The auditors were not content to leave it at that. They told
me that Christ was this evil, degraded being; that he was the
reincarnation of the Emperor Xenu from Helatrobus, who shipped all of
the undesirables to earth after freeze-drying them like coffee in
clusters, using a chemical called ethyl-glycol (whatever that is!) and
transported them to earth, where they were exploded in volcanoes and
thereafter free to populate the genetic line of life on this planet.
So, here I was, told in one auditing session that I was responsible for
the evil Christ, who had come back (due to my sexual impropriety) to
wreak havoc once again upon the earth; and who had once before been this
horrible suppressive being responsible for the population of earth with
criminals, perverts, and non-conformists. I never quite understood why
Hubbard hated "non-conformists" enough to include them in this group.
(I guess they did not conform to Scientology's tech, policy and ethics
even way back then!).
I was in the strange position of having been given some OT data without
having done the OT levels. So in 1987, when I had the opportunity to
buy copies of the OT levels from Scientologist Ellie Bolger for around $
4,000.00, I jumped at the chance. I wanted to know more about this data
which directly impacted upon what I believed to be my own case, or
auditing history. Ellie Bolger needed the money for more auditing. She
has since perjured herself by signing a sworn declaration that she never
met me --- which is belied by the fact that I paid her the money for the
OT levels by check --- a document which was also produced as part of the
financial records in the Fishman / Geertz case.
There is even more "Dead Agenting" against me on the unauthorized
"Steven Fishman" home page. Dead Agenting, for those new to the
Internet, is the repetition of negative and defamatory information about
an enemy of the Church in order to discredit him or her. I have been
Dead Agented for some time now. (Yet I am not quite dead yet!)
I never "co-produced a film entitled "Alchemuenster: Turning Cheese
Into Gold." Although that would have been a more interesting project
than L. Ron Hubbard talking to plants, I unfortunately do not know how
to turn cheese into gold, because if I did, I would have had enough
money to hire a lawyer to fight Scientology in the Fishman / Geertz
I did not author six books, never co-authored eleven and never edited
two. My most famous unpublished book, entitled "Lonesome Squirrel", was
about my eleven years of experiences in Scientology from 1979 to 1990.
It was a court document submitted in the Fishman / Geertz case, but
never quite became so sought out as the Fishman Declaration.
Was I a member of the Trilateralist Commission? I don't believe I ever
was. I vaguely recall that Hubbard attacked them in a tape known as RJ
67 where he said the world was run by twelve evil men. I think some of
them may have been members of the Trilateralist Commission, at least in
Was I ever a "participant in a 1984 Joint Project for the Intraoceanic
Biodegradable Foodstuffs Symposium in Dnepropetrovsk as the Lead Expert
Witness? Wrong again, Scientology. I looked up Dnepropetrovsk. It is
in Siberia. That is a bit too cold for me. I like the weather in
Florida a lot better. Besides, in 1984, I was far too busy filling out
securities class action claim forms for Scientology to be involved in a
"biodegradable foodstuffs symposium."
And what about being a "Delegate Laureate at the Symposium for
Paramonetary Awareness in the Grand Cayman Islands?" Maybe that is
where David Miscavige is stashing away millions of dollars, but, sorry,
never been there. (They sure have me attending a lot of symposiums,
don't they?) What do you do at a symposium anyway?
Robert Dondero was the federal prosecutor in my criminal case. Why
would a federal prosecutor say nice things about the person he was
prosecuting? His job was to obtain a conviction.
After I was arrested, the Church of Scientology was immediately
investigated by FBI Agent William E. Kemp. The Office of Special
Affairs was very worried about this. All I cared about out at the time
was getting out of the Ethics Condition of Treason. I believed that I
"pulled all of the entheta of the criminal case into my own universe"
because I used some of the money I pledged to go up the bridge to buy a
My Ethics Officer, Frank Thompson, at the Miami Org (Scientology
Organization of Miami), came up with a foolproof way to deflect or to
end the FBI investigation into the Church. Frank asked me to write up a
list of all names of all friends, associates and contacts which the FBI
had been given by Steve Goldberg, who as I said had also signed some of
the claim forms. One of the individuals on the list was Shane Johnson,
an unemployed drifter who Ethics Officer Thompon thought was a suitable
candidate for his plan. F rank Thompson ordered me to pay Shane Johnson
forty dollars to call me from a pay phone and pretend to be a Sea Org
staff member named "Scott." Frank wrote a prepared script for Shane
Johnson to read over the phone, deliberately mispronouncing certain
words which would prove to the FBI that "Scott" was not really a
Scientologist. In the script, Ethics Officer Thompson ordered me to
pretend to be hypnotized by "Scott", and then for "Scott" to order me on
tape to kill Dr. Geertz.
On December 13, 1988, following Ethics Officer Thompson's instructions,
I drove Shane Johnson to Coral Gables, Florida, and dropped him off at
Denny's Restaurant, one block from the Miami Org. The drive was about
one hour from Fort Lauderdale, where I lived. While I was in Coral
Gables, on the same night, I mailed a death threat to Marc Nurik, my own
attorney, as Frank Thompson had also ordered. Afterwards I drove all
the way back to Fort Lauderdale, in order to receive the call from Shane
Johnson at home. Ethics Officer Thompson wanted the call to be from
Miami because it could be documented as a long distance call and would
be available on long distance telephone records if the FBI wanted them.
I went home and received the call. Shane Johnson and I both read our
scripts. I recorded the conversation, and then went back to Coral
Gables, driving another hour to pick up Shane Johnson; then I drove him
On the next day, I gave the tape to the FBI. Shortly thereafter I was
elevated from the Ethics Condition of Treason, and was moved up through
Enemy, Doubt and remained in Liability. (I guess I am still a big
liability to the Church, otherwise they would never have created a home
page about me.... I guess I should consider that an "upstat.")
Several weeks later, I was charged by the FBI with Obstruction of
Justice. I was arrested for the second time.
I agree with Judge D. Lowell Jensen's statement at my sentencing
hearing, in which he said, "These are very serious offenses. I've said
that before and I think it's obvious to anyone these are offenses
carried out over a period of time. There's multiple victims. There is
choice after choice after choice to commit crimes, and they do threaten
the justice system itself." This statement is applicable to myself as
well as to Scientology for their role in creating, training and
directing the securities fraud crimes.
Scientology talks about a videotape in which it shows "Fishman utterly
unable to recognize actual people in the Church he claimed to have known
well." When I went to Pasadena, California to attend the Court of
Appeals Hearing for the unsealing of the upper level materials, I left
the court house building together with Ford Greene, who is Dr. Geertz's
attorney. Ford Greene was viciously insulted by Eugene Ingram,
Scientology's lead investigator and former pimp. Ingram, who I
obviously recognized, was on my right, "bullbaiting" Ford Greene,
falsely accusing him of (rephrased here in very polite words) having a
sexual encounter with his paralegal, Gerry Armstrong. Kurt Weiland, who
I also recognized, was on my left, "bullbaiting" me, shouting, "Can I
visit you when you go back to prison?", and trying to get me to react.
Helena Kobrin, Earle Cooley, and Rick Moxon were all there, trying to
engage me in a "glare fight", a weapon of Hubbard's old Galactic
Confederacy. So was Bill Drescher, who is David Miscavige's personal
attorney. Lyman Spurlock was there, and he looked a lot different than
he did twelve years ago. He gained twenty-five pounds, his hair turned
white, and he was not in his Sea Org uniform (he was dressed in a grey
suit), and had a thick moustache. I did not recognize him right away;
so Scientology is now stating that I was "utterly unable to recognize
actual people in the Church he claimed to have known well."
What was very interesting about that videotape was that these OSA
executives and attorneys were behaving like gang members, which in the
words of my friend Margery Wakefield, was "very unbecoming a Church."
The situation became very intense for about ten minutes, when I began
to feel threatened as all of these angry OSA super-thetans began
taunting me. I finally had enough of it, and decided to recite
portions from OT III, which prompted OSA attorney Moxon to quickly
order Eugene Ingram to stop filming me and demanded that everyone
quickly get into their cars and leave. Helena Kobrin tripped in her
high heel shoes running towards her Nissan Altima. This proved once
again that even OSA agents and attorneys have a very "low level of
confront" when it comes to the OT Levels.
I can assure Rick Moxon and all of the others who scurried away like
real squirrels that you can't get pneumonia and die from hearing or
reading OT III. All the subscribers I met at xs4all (the Internet
provider in Holland) who published the OT Levels on their web home pages
are very much alive and healthy indeed.
The unauthorized Steve Fishman page also claims I was never audited
because I was never eligible for auditing due to my psychiatric history.
This is untrue.
There was a time in my auditing where I was declared PTS Type A because
of my history of psychological treatment with Dr. Geertz. But I
underwent various ethics action including an RPE (Repair of Past Ethics)
and I was certified as a legal PC (preclear eligible for auditing). The
RPE was done by Fred Hare, a former official and courier in the
Guardian's Office, who at the time was the Mission Holder and
Organizational Executive Secretary of the Mission of Fort Lauderdale,
and his proof of my being a "Legal PC" was filed in the Fishman / Geertz
The Church of Scientology provides a deposition excerpt of Dr. Albert
Rossi, a prison psychiatrist at the Eglin Air Force Base Camp, in Eglin,
Florida. I was held at the Eglin Air Force Base Camp for only ten days
before I requested to be transferred to Tallahassee where I obtained a
job in the prison as the main computer operator. While at Eglin for
that short time, I saw Dr. Rossi for a period of only twenty minutes,
and my appointment with him dealt with only one issue: I needed a pair
of slip-on tennis shoes because my feet were hurting me in the lace-up
hard shoes. Dr. Rossi never examined me or treated me for any
psychological problem or illness. When I met him, he seemed very nice
and issued me a permission slip for the tennis shoes without any
Isn't it amazing that Scientology includes the affidavit of a prison camp medical
doctor (Rossi) who spoke to me for a full twenty minutes, while at the
same time it discredits, sues and runs Fair Game operations on Dr. Geertz, who was my
psychologist for 27 years. In the Scientology Admin Data Evaluator's Course, this is
not exactly "data of comparable magnitude." Even a hard core OSA agent can see the
logical flaw there.
When Hubbard sailed the Mediterranean on the Flag Ship Apollo between
1968 and 1972, he did not want local ports to know what the Apollo was
up to. So he ordered his Personal Public Relations Officer to issue a
"Shore Story", or false report, as to the purposes of the Apollo in the
port and the country in which they were docked.
There is a drill in Scientology, known as "TR-L", or the Training
Routine for Lying, in which a Scientologist is trained to "outflow false
data effectively." That was mandatory drilling for all Guardian Office
agents and currently for all OSA Agents doing their basic training.
TR-L is part of the full hat pack for every DSA or Director of Special
In the Policy Letter written by Hubbard entitled "On Control and Lying",
Hubbard wrote, "The only way you can control people is to lie to
While in Scientology, I lied to my psychologist and friend Dr. Geertz
and to my own attorney, Marc Nurik, to protect the Church. I lied to
the FBI and I lied to my own father and mother. I lied and lied and
lied because I did not want to be in Treason and I would have done
anything to remain in good standing with Scientology. I jeopardized my
own defense, and I obstructed justice. Am I proud of all of those lies?
No, not at all.
Funny, but at the time I was lying, Scientology was not calling me a
liar. Now that I am trying to "make things (really) go right" by
telling the truth about them, I am being victimized by Dead Agent
attacks on the Internet. While in Holland, OSA Spokesperson Leisa
Goodman was busy handing out Dead Agent Packs to the press entitled "Who
is Steven Fishman", with a rather unflattering picture of me on the
cover with even less hair than I have, distorted by a fish-eye lens.
Readers or alt.religion.scientology are urged to judge for themselves
who has been the biggest liar.
What about Scientology's big lie about copyrights?
Everyone has always assumed that Scientology, and particularly David
Miscavige's Religious Technology Corporation, held the copyrights to
Dennis Erlich was sued, Lawrence Wollersheim was sued and Arnie Lerma
was sued. Their computers were raided and disks taken by the United
States Marshals who were unwittingly manipulated by Church lawyers into
doing their dirty work for them.
However recently, in the Lerma case, as a Third Party Witness, I
challenged the legality and authenticity of the copyright agreement
whereby Hubbard supposedly assigned the copyrights to Religious
I raised a can of worms which apparently bit them in the ass in
Religious Technology Center sued four Dutch Internet providers,
including the very famous and well known xs4all, plus Karin Spaink as a private person.
Religious Technology Center had the nerve to sue the providers without
even submitting proof of the original OT levels or the proof of
copyright. (Here's a part of the defendants' defense.) Actually, Religious Technology Center holds no valid
copyright to the upper level materials. The signature of L. Ron Hubbard
on the assignment of copyrights to Religious Technology Center in 1982
was a forgery. Furthermore, it was notarized by David Miscavige, who as
you may know is also the Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology
Center. A notary is supposed to be unbiased, impartial and fair. At
best, Miscavige's dual role of notary and beneficiary of the assignment
is a conflict of interest. At worst, it is grounds for Miscavige to
lose his notary license and have criminal charges brought against him.
In all cases, the assignment, when properly challenged in a court,
should be set aside as illegal.
So who owns the copyrights to Scientology?
Probably Lawrence Wollersheim, who holds a valid judgment ($5,000,000.00
with accruing interest daily) against the Church of Scientology of
California, which was the last legal holder of a valid copyright prior
to Hubbard's forged transfer to an improperly notarized RTC.
The Dutch people united in support of the Internet providers who were
frivolously sued, along with writer Karin Spaink, who had put up a
Fishman Home Page containing excerpts of the OT materials. They
organized a protest for Monday, December 11th at the Melkweg (Milky Way)
Auditorium, a very popular location in Amsterdam's theatre district.
Julia Rijnvis (pronounced Rhine-viss) is the Director of Special Affairs
for Scientology Amsterdam, Holland. Totally bewildered and ineffective
at her post in handling the problem of a massive Dutch Protest at the
Melkweg, Julia Rijnvis called for help and asked her senior officer at
Scientology, OSA Spokesperson Leisa Goodman to come to the
So Julia and Leisa attended a rally against Scientology. Isn't that a
suppressive act, Leisa?
Despite the ominous presence of OSA, the event was a resounding success.
Felipe Rodriguez, one of the owners of xs4all, spoke about the
responsibility of the lawsuit. Karin Spaink described her harassment as
"Fair Game" at the hands of the Scientology Dead Agent Club, in which
she was called KKKSpaink, in a defamatory statement by a hateful
Scientologist named "Glind" in a move to falsely characterize her as a
supporter of the Ku Klux Klan. The attorney handling the defense for
Karin Spaink and xs4all spoke about the legal issues, and I answered
questions about the destructive effect of the OT Levels and my
securities class action fraud crime. I also talked about the issue of
informed consent, where anyone interested in any religion should have
the right to know what awaits them at the end of their journey, or in
the case of Scientology, at the end of the bridge.
I talked about what secrets a Church has the right to have. If, for
example, the Church did not want its members to know how much money
David Miscavige makes, that arguably would be a "secret" which the
Church could defend, since that fact would not directly impact into a
Scientologist's relationship with the Scientology religion. However,
the OT Levels must not remain secret, not only because the removal of
"body thetans" one by one can lead to paranoia, psychosis,
schizophrenia, or in plain words, make a person go stark raving mad; but
also because it is vital that anyone interested in Scientology should
have the freedom of choice to decide whether Scientology is right for
them after they look at the upper level materials before they have had
any "benefits" of the Scientology Grades, New Era Dianetics, Power, the
Clear Certainty Rundown, the Sunshine Rundown, or any other neat
packages of mind control and brainwashing available in Scientology.
When people go to a surgeon for a major operation, they have a right to
ask the doctor what the risks are --- how the patient will be cut open,
what procedures will be done, and what effects it will have on their
ability to heal and live a normal life. This is the doctrine of
"informed consent." The same holds true in spiritual or religious
matters. A person joining any group, whether it is the Church of
Scientology or the Church of Satan, has an absolute right to have
informed consent on what the religion stands for and what the doctrine,
dogma, and each of the routines and practices involve.
It is for that reason that I accepted the invitation of xs4all and Karin
Spaink to come to Holland and speak out for freedom of speech and
freedom of religion on the Internet. I was not paid any money for
coming to Holland. If these people who had no involvement with
Scientology would risk being declared "Fair Game" (for more information:
see The FactNet files and set themselves up
as moving targets for Scientology's vengeful system of twisted ethics,
then I should be there to help them out.
So I briefed Karin Spaink and xs4all on the copyright fraud, on the need
to force Scientology to produce the original OT documents, and within
three days, after a successful media blitz by three newspapers, a radio
appearance and two television interviews, Religious Technology Center
withdrew its lawsuit, entirely dropping its case in Holland at the
eleventh hour, just as the Church of Scientology International had done
in the Fishman / Geertz case a year and a half ago.
In the Fishman / Geertz case, the Church of Scientology International
dropped its lawsuit against Dr. Geertz and I NOT because of the OT
Levels, but in my opinion, because David Miscavige did not want to have
his deposition taken and answer questions about his role in illegally
moving money in and out of the United States. Miscavige also did not
want to talk about the policies of the Church to smuggle aliens into
the country illegally as slave labor in its RPF concentration camps,
and he also did not want to talk about the suicide of his
mother-in-law, Mary Flo Barnett, who was on OT V at the time she killed
I have learned that once you are an enemy of Scientology, you can never
have a normal life. You can never keep a job without Scientology
interfering with it, or maintain a relationship, or have any free time
to just relax. But I have also realized that I can't keep my head in
the sand like an ostrich, because Scientology will take every
opportunity to destroy you. You have to fight back hard, and (in the
immortal words of the psychopath Hubbard), "Always Attack, Never
Defend", which incidently was the motto for the Dutch Protest.
Of course, Miscavige will never understand the failure of Leisa Goodman
and Julia Rijnvis to "handle Holland." Julia and Leisa must be shitting
in their pants, wondering which RPF they will be going to for screwing
up their scene in the Netherlands.
Julia, Leisa --- you don't have to run around a flagpole for 16 hours a
day at "Happy Valley", "Wonderland", or any other of the cult's RPF's.
You can get out now, and help us free others on
The greatest thing that ever happened to me was going to jail, because
if it had not happened, I would probably still be in Scientology,
continuing to believe that Lawrence Wollersheim was the current life
cycle of Xenu. I suppose it is now in vogue among Ethics Officers to
tell their misguided preclears that Steve Fishman is the
Xenu-in-the-flesh, in their hope that some fanatic zealot will
assassinate me in order to help "clear the planet."
Free speech can remain on the Internet if each one of us protects it
whenever it is threatened. The Internet does not belong to Scientology.
It belongs to all of us. That's as good a reason to defend it as I